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In this space, brings you the expertise, opinions, and thoughts from a variety of guest bloggers. Please feel free to comment on each of their blog posts. If you have someone you'd like to see featured in this space, please email

Reading Log as Homework? Win a Reading Pup

Sep 01, 2011 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Kindergarten, Kids Reading, Fun Learning Activities, Elementary School, Contest, Back to School

Yesterday was the first day of school in my town. I met up with a bunch of moms after bus stop time to swap stories. Fortunately everyone in our bunch went off to school happily. The back-to-school mood of the group was divi... Read more
Girls + Science, Technology, and Math = Never Too Young!

Aug 26, 2011 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Technology, School Success, Parent Involvement, High School, Extracurricular Activities, Elementary School, College

As a parent, it’s inevitable that you have those “I wish I knew then, what I knew now” moments. My oldest child is a senior in high school. Needless to say, there have been a lot of those moments recently.&n... Read more
How to Help Overweight Students Navigate Back to School With Confidence

Aug 17, 2011 - Posted by SchoolFamily in School Lunch, Nutrition, Middle School, High School, Health and Fitness, Elementary School

For many students, back to school means shopping for new clothes, purchasing new school supplies, and being reunited with their friends after the summer vacation. For students who are overweight, however, the back-to-school p... Read more
In Search of the Ultimate Back-to-School Tips and Checklist -- Kind of

Aug 17, 2011 - Posted by SchoolFamily in School Supplies, School Success, School Lunch, Elementary School, Back to School

Well, the countdown to back to school has begun in my house. 15 more days. I say that with serious lament. I want to hang on to every minute of summer, every shred of the lack of routine. Well kind of. I want to, but my chec... Read more
Are teachers "overworked, underpaid, and unappreciated?"

Aug 16, 2011 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Teachers, Teacher Appreciation, Elementary School

A fourth-grade teacher in Florida thinks so. Jamee Miller, who teaches in West Palm Beach, Fla., wrote an essay that was recently posted to Facebook, recounting what her day is like as an elementary school teacher working am... Read more
Terrific New Site that Helps You Stay Connected to Your Child’s Classroom

Aug 04, 2011 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Parent Involvement, Back to School

There is no more denying it: back-to-school is upon us.  So, are you in the “it’s the most wonderful time of the year” camp or the “sad to see them go” camp? For me, I always suffer from a f... Read more
Help Teachers Get the Supplies They Need Through

Aug 03, 2011 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Teachers, Teacher Appreciation, PTOs and PTAs, Parent Involvement, Organization, Middle School, High School, Elementary School, Contest, Back to School

  Did you know that on average, teachers spend $462 of their own money to buy supplies for their classroom?   Enter! This new site was launched last week by School Family Media (our parent compan... Read more
Your Suggestions of Must-Read Children's Books & Sweepstakes Winners

Jul 29, 2011 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Summer Learning, School Success, Kids Reading, Contest

  Closing out this week with some good news and some good reads! We are happy to announce the 2 winners of the Summer Reading List Sweepstakes. Congrats go to: Gina Lovejoy from California Shelly Rogers from Missouri Jud... Read more
Fourth of July Kids Activities that Nudge Kids out of Their Comfort Zone

Jun 29, 2011 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Summer Learning, Kids Writing, Kids Learning, Fun Learning Activities

  Last night I went to a mom’s night out. You know, the night where you go to connect with other moms, get a break from the kids and where, inevitably, all conversation turns to talking about your kids. Last night&... Read more
Creative Ways to Encourage Your Kids to Read More This Summer!

Jun 24, 2011 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Summer Learning, Kindergarten, Kids Reading, Elementary School, Contest

  Reading programs at your local library are an awesome way to get your kids to read over the summer. But not all kids are inspired to read by these programs. Some just need that extra nudge. Turning reading into an adve... Read more